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A Note from the Rockstar Games Team RE: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

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https://www.rockstargames.com/newsw...aign=gta-trilogy_announcement_update-20211119



Hi everyone,

We want to provide an update regarding the unexpected technical issues that came to light as part of the launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.

Firstly, we want to sincerely apologize to everyone who has encountered issues playing these games.

The Grand Theft Auto series — and the games that make up this iconic trilogy — are as special to us as we know they are to fans around the world. The updated versions of these classic games did not launch in a state that meets our own standards of quality, or the standards our fans have come to expect.

We have ongoing plans to address the technical issues and to improve each game going forward. With each planned update, the games will reach the level of quality that they deserve to be.

A new Title Update is on the way in the coming days for all versions of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition that will address a number of issues. We will update everyone as soon as it is live.

In the meantime, it pains us to mention that we are hearing reports of members of the development teams being harassed on social media. We would kindly ask our community to please maintain a respectful and civil discourse around this release as we work through these issues.

While one of the goals of the Definitive Editions was to allow players to enjoy these games on modern platforms for many years to come, we also understand that some of you would still like to have the previous classic versions available for purchase.

We will be adding the classic PC versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas back to the Rockstar Store shortly as a bundle. Additionally, everyone who has purchased Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition for PC from the Rockstar Store through June 30, 2022, will receive these classic versions in their Rockstar Games Launcher library at no additional cost. We will update everyone as soon as these are back in the Rockstar Store.

Once again, we'd like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while we work through these updates to ensure these games meet everyone's justifiably high standards.

Sincerely,
Rockstar Games

They will be giving out the classic versions for free to the owners of Definitive editions only on PC for now.

Grand Theft Auto Reaction GIF by Rockstar Games
 
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AlexxKidd

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Rockstar all in on the Rockstar Launcher. Much like Epic who has a game like Fortnite, a game like GTA allows you to do so.
 

GreatnessRD

Member
So console players can go fuck themself for now and PC players can play the classic version they just de listed so thst they could make money?
And the bonus games are only for those thst bought directly from R*?
Fuck you steam users?
The Definitive edition isn't available on Steam, is it? I didn't think it was. Pretty positive it was only available on Cockstar's launcher store.
 

Rudius

Member
Maybe I'm optimist, but I think all the issues with this remaster can be fixed in a few months of work on their part. The modders on PC can put back the missing songs as well.
 

Doczu

Member
Maybe I'm optimist, but I think all the issues with this remaster can be fixed in a few months of work on their part. The modders on PC can put back the missing songs as well.
It aint difficult when the files.are.still in the directory. But the "patched" version will surely have them removed.
 

Banjo64

Member
I’m literally speechless as to how a company as large and wealthy as RS could allow this out of the gate with seemingly absolutely zero quality assurance checks. Surely just one person could have noticed all of the spelling mistakes and the rain as a starter?
 

Represent.

Member
Honestly just leave it as is, who give a shit. Just put everyone that’s on this onto GTA 6 AND RELEASE THE SHIT.

fuck
 
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Kssio_Aug

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"Sorry everyone, we know we put the game in the hands of a incompetent studio and you didn't like the obvious results. Now, if you purchased from our own store you will get the classics for "free". Everyone else, we don't give a fuck. Also, please, stop harassing the development team."

 
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Bought on Xbox and it’s nostalgic and I can look past some of the flaws.

But they shouldn’t have delisted anyway and to give them the originals for free is a slap in the face for console users.

regardless I’ve not enjoyed a rockstar game for many years and won’t be rushing out to buy any new releases anytime soon now
 
by "classic version" they mean the shiddy mobile game ports, right?

i know i wanted to buy San Andreas for the og XBOX, because i saw it was BC. But then i read that u don't actually get the real version of San Andreas, and that ur xbox will download the mobile port remaster instead
 

NinjaBoiX

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There is just no excuse guys, these games were clearly in an awful state barely fit for sale, so you either:

A) Realised this, but release them anyway
B) Had such poor QA that you genuinely didn’t realise
C) Didn’t even test them

I’m honestly not sure which one is worse.
 

ANDS

Thought gaf was racist. Now knows better, honorary gaffer 2022
So console players can go fuck themself for now and PC players can play the classic version they just de listed so thst they could make money?
And the bonus games are only for those thst bought directly from R*?
Fuck you steam users?

Why is this surprising? They own the storefront on PC, they don't own the other ones.
 

MiguelItUp

Member
And here they expect their fanbase to be like, "Oh, thank you Rockstar!" It's ridiculous. There's absolutely no way that they were unaware of the quality it was in. They most certainly knew, and they greenlit it. The bugs are plentiful enough that in a single play session you come across plenty.

I'm not giving them a single dime for any of this, lol. Maybe in several years when it all drops to a hellaciously low price I'll bite. But now? Hell nah.
 

SafeOrAlone

Member
I hate when they address the psychos in a press release like this, to get some sympathy. Should anyone be harassing you? Hell no. Do you think any psychos out there are reading this press release and second-guessing their words and deeds? No way. This is about your screw up, so address the screw up.
 
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The updated versions of these classic games did not launch in a state that meets our own standards of quality
Maybe...just maybe...they should have actually played their own release before letting people try and buy it? Glad I skipped it
 
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We're Rockstar, and we have the highest standards for quality in all of our releases. You know this is true, because we are telling you right now.

Pay no attention to the busted game you just bought from us. We have the highest standards. That is our brand.
 

Kacho

Member
There is just no excuse guys, these games were clearly in an awful state barely fit for sale, so you either:

A) Realised this, but release them anyway
B) Had such poor QA that you genuinely didn’t realise
C) Didn’t even test them

I’m honestly not sure which one is worse.
I think it's a combination of A and B.

Rockstar put together that slick trailer which showed the game is the best possible light without revealing any gameplay. That was a very deliberate move.

I also think the people testing these games have no real love or experience with the classics and just accepted the bugs/odd visual issues because the are old games.
 
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So console players can go fuck themself for now and PC players can play the classic version they just de listed so thst they could make money?
And the bonus games are only for those thst bought directly from R*?
Fuck you steam users?

To be fair. Those versions don't exactly all have ports of the original 3 games. Especially the Switch version. Which a lot of people that I know, bought the game on.
 

Kacho

Member
Rockstar officially died when both Housers left.

Can't wait to see the state GTA 6 launches in.
Benzies as well. Much like nu Blizzard, nu Rockstar is not the prestigious studio we all loved. It's just a name now with a bunch of random people in it.
 
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